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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Salisbury to Atlanta. Traveling by train from Salisbury to Atlanta usually takes around 7 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 6 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance259 mi (417 km)
Fastest train6h 56m
Lowest price$54.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Salisbury to Atlanta?

In the last month, $54.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Salisbury, NC to Atlanta, GA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Salisbury to Atlanta by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Salisbury to Atlanta in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $86 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Salisbury to Atlanta?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Salisbury, North Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent17h 13m$67.82
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Salisbury to Atlanta take about 7 hours and 13 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $54.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salisbury to Atlanta during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Salisbury to Atlanta?

The distance between Salisbury and Atlanta is approximately 259 miles, or 417 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 56 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Salisbury to Atlanta are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Salisbury at 1:00am and arrives in Atlanta around 6 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Salisbury to Atlanta?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Atlanta with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta to Salisbury. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salisbury to Atlanta for $60.00.

City Information

Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salisbury?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Salisbury.

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

Arrival stations

Atlanta has one train station.

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